In what seems to be the year of the delay, it looks like the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive "The Last of Us" has been delayed, and this may have an interesting effect because of the imminence of the PlayStation 4 being intensely focused on.
According to a report from GamesIndustry on Wednesday, the official news was broken that the upcoming PS3 exclusive "The Last of Us" has been delayed until June.
This is one of many, many games that have received delays up until this point, and really, this is becoming a startling trend. What's the point of a release date when all developers do is delay the game? Just list it as when we're ready.
The interesting aspect with this delay is that "The Last of Us" is now scheduled to debut around the same time as that little console called the PlayStation 4 is scheduled to receive major details at E3 2013.
Seriously? June 14th is the new release date for this game? What is Naughty Dog thinking in this scenario?
This seems to be a bit arrogant or suicidal to release a game just one day after the biggest trade show in the gaming industry takes place.
By the way, there will be two consoles that are going to steal the show at E3 2013, and you think people are going to care about a measly PlayStation 3 exclusive the day after the next-generation information overload people will receive?
No way will people be thinking about a current generation game the day after. Naughty Dog has made some great games without a doubt, but good God this is not a good idea at all.
Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckman talked about why they made this move.
"As we entered the final phase of development for 'The Last of Us,' we came to realize just how massive Joel and Ellie's journey is.
"But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision, we came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of 'The Last of Us' was up to Naughty Dog's internal high standards," Druckman said.
This game most likely will not sell as well as it would've if it were released any other time this summer, except for the day after E3 2013. But hey, this whole thing could be a genius idea, right?